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Android’s Latest Flavorful Dessert

Similarly, "this is going to be big!" concurred Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "There are enough new 'toys' (new APIs and classes) to keep programmers and designers excited," Hudson explained. "It's that excitement over the new potential...

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A Rare Scare Over Linux Security

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, took a similar view "A developer's remote machine co-located on the same network was compromised, their password sniffed, and used to do some monkey business on the kernel servers," Hudson told Linux Girl. "...

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Is It Time for Tux to Waddle Away?

"The penguin is fine -- people actually associate the penguin with linux," asserted Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site "The competition? How about an apple with a bite out of it. I wonder, did someone have a run-in of Biblical proportions with ...

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WebOS: Destined to Fail, or Fuel for FLOSS’ Fire?

In the meantime, "there's a certain air of desperation surrounding HP nowadays ... probably a reflection of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about where the company is headed, from the CEO on down," opined Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. ...

2011’s Tribulations and Triumphs for FOSS

"No question about it -- THE technology story for 2011 is the death of Steve Jobs," opined Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "This is a tech-centric story that went well beyond the tech world," Hudson explained. "It was the trigger for mil...

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Microsoft’s Windows Store: FOSS Welcome Here

There's no telling what internal battles went on to enable the Windows Store's refreshing inclusiveness, but "with both the Android and Apple app stores doing a billion downloads a month each, anyone hoping to break into the app market is going to have to appeal to the broadest cross-section of (get out the eye bleach) 'Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!'" suggested Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. ...

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Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?

Ultimately, "the real concern is, , a blohow valuable is ANY degree in the current circumstances?" opined Barbara Hudsongger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site "We're in an education-loan bubble, similar to the mortgage-loan bubble that imploded a few years ago," Hudso...

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A Linux Attack Considered

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, tended to agree primarily with the "disadvantages" side, however "The Linux world is extremely fragmented, and getting worse," Hudson explained. "One consequence is that everyone ends up distro-hopping. This...

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What Linux n00bs Need to Know

"Every n00b, to be deemed worthy, must possess the Two Virtues of the Linux Acolyte: Patience and Curiosity," began Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "Patience, because sometimes things are just different enough to throw you off, and curio...

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Why Do People Keep Using Windows?

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, had a longer list of reasons: drivers, Windows-only software, and multiplatform testing "For years, I went without a copy of Windows running," Hudson told Linux Girl. "Then I bought a laptop with 'the tar-pi...

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Thoughts of Thankfulness From Linux Land

For Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, it's all about the people "In the end, it's the people you end up interacting with who are more important than the actual technology," Hudson told LinuxInsider....

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All Eyes on HTML5 as Mobile Flash Fades to Black

Adobe is "probably the first major software producer to realize that we're heading into the 'desktop on a tablet' wars, and that HTML5 doesn't endanger Flash," suggested Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site "HTML5 applications are much slower, an...

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Will a Spoonful of Mint Help the GNOME 3 Go Down?

"Can it be? An outbreak of sanity? It sure looks like it," opined Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "Online forums are full of fed-up users looking to dump Ubuntu," Hudson noted. "Former Ubuntu users were saying, 'Try Mint -- it's Ubuntu don...

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Microsoft Contributes to Samba, World Keeps Spinning

"It's good to see someone from Microsoft get the official OK to submit a patch to samba," agreed Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "It's a far cry from when the European Union was putting the heat to Microsoft to share documentation on pr...

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Ubuntu’s Maverick Mobile Move

Similarly, "color me unimpressed," said Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "I'm filing this announcement with the one two and a half years ago about having Android apps running on Ubuntu." In a like amount of time from now, "Ubuntu will be co...

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One More Time: Is It Really ‘Game Over’ for Linux?

Barbara Hudson, however, could see Gualtieri's point "Linux certainly failed to dominate (or even make an impression) in the consumer desktop space," said Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "After two decades, Linux distributions still compete mainly ...

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What Open Source Can Learn From Steve Jobs, Part 2

What Open Source Can Learn From Steve Jobs, Part 1 ...

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Android’s Biggest Fan Is Microsoft, of Course

"I think this is yet another data point (as if anyone needs any more proof) that Microsoft's mobile strategy is on the ropes, if not down for the count, and can't compete in the marketplace," opined Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "And ju...

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How Sweet Is Ice Cream Sandwich?

Similarly, "this is going to be big!" concurred Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "There are enough new 'toys' (new APIs and classes) to keep programmers and designers excited," Hudson explained. "It's that excitement over the new potential...

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What Open Source Can Learn From Steve Jobs, Part 1

The passing of Steve Jobs earlier this month triggered reactions that spanned the gamut -- from expressions of appreciation and sober reflection to some tasteless extremes of zealotry from a subset of the open source community ...

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